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4 stars Endless dream!

After Union, Yes reverted back to the line-up of Big Generator and 90125. Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Tony Kaye, Alan White, and Trevor Rabin created Talk, the third and final album by this particular version of Yes. It is also, in my opinion, the best of these three albums. Actually, I find it to be much better than both 90125 and Big Generator. Perhaps touring with Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman and Bill Bruford on the Union tour injected some of the classic Yes spirit into the 80's line-up. They feel refreshed here somehow and deliver these songs with a new-found passion and energy. A return to form!

While Trevor Rabin's best songs ever had been of the Union album, he continues to (co-)write some really good ones here. Of special interest is the three-part epic Endless Dream which is an excellent return to more adventurous musical territory, but the whole album is solid. I didn't always appreciate this album as much as I do now, but it has grown on me since I first heard it years ago.

Highly recommended!

SouthSideoftheSky | 4/5 |


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